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What is Schizophrenia and How To Deal With It in The WorkForce

Azher Taimur 28/3/2021



This Condition was first discovered roughly about a century ago. It’s exact cause is still unknown. To this day, anyone who suffers from this condition is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized people in any society.

Emotional scars are as deep as any bodily injury, offering understanding of this condition is offering help in a way. Which leads to a better work and family environment.

It is also confused with other conditions such as bipolar disorder (sudden extreme mood changes) or dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities) . It is still a rather mysterious condition, but psychology professionals have been able to identify a number of symptoms, causes and treatments, of which we will cover a few throughout this blog.

You, the reader might be wondering why a business and technology community is discussing a mental condition ? In no way am I a professional, and there is no way for me to do this discussion and the people who suffer from it justice in this short blog. However, It's important to take wisdom and any knowledge we can attain from many sources. If we take it from one place, our mind becomes accustomed only to one philosophy and way of thinking and by that our understanding of the world, nations, societies and each of its members becomes limited. Emotional scars are as deep as any bodily injury, offering understanding of this condition is offering help in a way. Which leads to a better work and family environment.

It is worthy to mention that sometimes schizophrenia could be accompanied by a few or other conditions, which makes it a syndrome. Each person could display varied symptoms which makes it hard to diagnose at early stages. Slight personality changes, anger, and the feeling of the mind being invaded by unusual thoughts are few of the many symptoms. For men, symptoms appear in the late teenage years to the early twenties, whereas for women the late twenties and the early thirties is the time at which the symptoms could be observed.

Hallucinations, delusions and sudden behavioral changes are all caused by sudden disruptions of thought processes. It affects the cognitive function as well, such as concentration, decision making and memory. Patients also exhibit lack of motivation and disorganized speech as a result of thought disruptions.Schizophrenia has a very strong genetic link, which means related people are more likely to develop this disease. However, genes are not necessarily the only cause and it is very rare.It usually is a combination with environmental factors, such as exposure to viruses in infancy, and the heavy usage of drugs which might be the cause of someone developing the condition in later stages of life.

Medication has helped scientists trace some causes, like the excess of dopamine in certain areas of the brain, and even though some medications decrease a certain number of symptoms, it might make the rest worse. It is quite important for anyone who suffers from such conditions to seek help for it is likely that some symptoms will become a part of the patient's life. The social pressure and feelings of shame can prevent them from seeking guidance on how to overcome this condition, which will only worsen when ignored. A common misconception of people who suffer from schizophrenia is that they might cause a danger to society since they are perceived as violent individuals. On the contrary, most of whom are people who have been subjected to violence.

If you want to learn more about this disease, continue reading
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354443